Cat’s Morning Bits for August 24, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 24, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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Senate honored Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor, by changing the name of their month “Sextilis” to “Augustus.” Middle English speakers inherited the name of the month of August, but it wasn’t until the mid-1600s that “august” came to be used generically in English, more or less as “augustus” was in Latin, to refer to someone with imperial qualities.

merriam-webster.com

August Events:

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 8 New Moon at 6:50 am PST/ 7:50 am MST/ 9:50 am EST

Aug 22 Full Corn Moon at 5:01 PST/ 6:01 am MST/ 8:01 am EST


Spirit Library: Elevation & Expansion (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Soul embodiment is the ultimate purpose of this time. The physical vehicle is the container of our soul and when the soul begins to anchor within the body everything shifts. Our energy field expands elevating our thoughts, emotions, and feelings. The Full Moon energies are currently expanding the energy of the soul within our human form and as a result, our focus this week will need to be on realigning and rebalancing our emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies with our physical body

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Spirituality & Health: A Letter-Writing Burn Ritual for Healing by Athena Bahri

With this ritual, become an observer to your emotions surrounding loss, and release them into the universe.

Losing loved ones has been one of the most dramatic challenges people have faced throughout the pandemic. Whether you’re dealing with physical, emotional, or spiritual loss, energy healing rituals can help you release fear and ease grief so you can shift to a positive vibration

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Spiritual Unite: DREAMING OF A HOLE IN THE GROUND: SYMBOLISM
Some people dream of a hole in the ground, and they may not know what it means.

Hole dreams can be symbolic of many things, but there are some common themes that appear when examining the symbolism behind this dream.

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ThoughtCo: Angel Colors: The Light Rays of Archangels

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet are the shimmering colors of the rainbow that often inspire people with their beauty. But some people see more than just refracted light in the rainbow’s colors and more than just sunlight in the white light around them.

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The Wisdom of Odin: Ratatoskr | The Squirrel of Norse Mythology

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MBG: How To Embrace The “Back-To-School” Energy Of Virgo Season 2021 — And Have Fun Doing It

Every 30 days or so, the Sun visits a new zodiac sign. During this “season,” everyone feels the energy of this prevailing astrological sign, no matter what your Sun sign horoscope may be. The Sun moves through orderly Virgo, from August 22 to September 22, helping us streamline and systematize the chaotic areas of our lives

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Today’s DIY: Making a Basket from PINE NEEDLES | Start to Finish Project

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Elephant Journal: The Descent of Inanna: A Myth with a Message that will Transform You.

Like most little kids, I used to love myths and legends.
I often daydreamed of fantasy worlds or was playing princess in a castle.

My favorite was when my parents read my sister and I bedtime stories. My parents had their own unique way of telling stories. My mum used it as a time for calming us down from the day. She would choose short stories with familiar characters and spoke gently allowing us to drift off into a nightmare-free sleep

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Treehugger: A Camel Helps Photographers Capture Images in the Desert
For 7 days, Sarha wandered with her gear (and came home each night).

Nature photographers sometimes must combat challenging circumstances to create their images. They can deal with extreme weather conditions and demanding terrain.

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EarthSky News: Andromeda Galaxy: All You Need To Know

The large spiral galaxy next door
Although several dozen minor galaxies lie closer to our home galaxy, the Milky Way, the Andromeda galaxy is the closest large spiral galaxy to ours. Let’s exclude, for a moment, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, visible from Earth’s Southern Hemisphere. Besides them, the Andromeda galaxy is the brightest external galaxy you can see. At 2.5 million light-years, it’s also the most distant thing visible to your unaided eye.

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Patheos-Pagan: Integration, Integration, Integration
IRISANYA MOON

I used to be a witch who collected experiences. I collected this class and that chant and that ritual working and those whispers from the godds. I bundles them all up and made a pretty place for them in my heart and on my altar.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: AUTUMN WITCH’S KITCHEN AMBIENCE: Heavy Rain Sounds, Fireplace Sounds and Bubbling Cauldron

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Inner Journey:

CHOOSE DIFFERENTLY TODAY

“It is always your next move.”
— Napoleon Hill

The great benefit of heightened awareness is that we have more choice in how we live our lives. At any moment, we can purposefully choose a new experience for ourselves. We can choose to pay attention, breathe more deeply, laugh, rest, play, appreciate, do something different – the possibilities are endless.

Whenever you remember, TAKE YOURSELF OFF AUTO-PILOT and really examine your situation. Take charge and make a choice that will enrich your experience. At the end of the day, reflect on what happened and how you felt when you chose a new line of thought, feeling or action.

“We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life. But we can decide what happens in us — how we can take it, what we do with it — and that is what really counts in the end.”
— Joseph Fort Newton

“When a defining moment comes along, you can do one of two things. Define the moment, or let the moment define you.”
— Tin Cup (the movie)

And remember: “If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.”
— Neil Peart

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

What if today was your “last” day or this week was your “last” week, and heaven had 10,000 angels waiting to serenade you, dancers waiting to dance with you, and reporters waiting to interview you?

Is there a grudge you’d still hold? Something you’d still regret? An unhappy memory that would matter more than forever and ever?

Nada, baby

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Peach Cobbler Coffee Cake Is the One You’ve Been Waiting For
And by “the one,” I mean the one coffee cake.

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Element: Fire

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
August 24, 2021

Eyes
“Eyes can speak and eyes can understand.”

-George Chapman (1559?-1634)


We can say so much without speaking a word. Emotions show on our face. Our eyes can’t lie. Experts who read body language say that so much is given away with the eyes. They have been called “the mirrors of the soul.” We can communicate with our loved ones with merely a look. Sometimes a look can speak volumes!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

It may start out as an ordinary day but a situation may arise that uncovers talents that you had no clue you had. Be adaptable and be willing to say, “Yes, I’ll give that a try,” rather than automatically saying, “Well I’m not sure. I’ve never done that before.” Be positive, optimistic, and sure of yourself. It’s the perfect day to learn something useful and profitable as well as exciting.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 20, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 20, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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Senate honored Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor, by changing the name of their month “Sextilis” to “Augustus.” Middle English speakers inherited the name of the month of August, but it wasn’t until the mid-1600s that “august” came to be used generically in English, more or less as “augustus” was in Latin, to refer to someone with imperial qualities.

merriam-webster.com

August Events:

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 8 New Moon at 6:50 am PST/ 7:50 am MST/ 9:50 am EST

Aug 22 Full Corn Moon at 5:01 PST/ 6:01 am MST/ 8:01 am EST


Spirit Library: Self Awareness (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The great shift in consciousness is well underway and as our consciousness continues to awaken and expand it becomes more and more challenging to exist within an old reality. Most of us currently incarnated on the Earth have chosen to heal the karmic patterns and cycles created and maintained by our human families, cultures, and societies.

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Crafting Two Broom Closet Friendly Purification Spells | Cleansing Sprays

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Spiritual Unite: GETTING A HAIRCUT IN YOUR DREAM: THE SIGNIFICANCE
Have you ever dreamed about getting a haircut? Dreaming about getting a haircut can be an interesting dream to have.

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ThoughtCo: Spiritual and Healing Properties of Lepidolite

Lepidolite is a form of mica that comes in purple, pink, yellow, grey, and white. It’s original name was lilalite. Lepidolite has been called a “stone of transition” because it helps a person who is going through life changes.

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Spirituality & Health; How Do We Pray for Animals? by Sarah Bowen

Interspecies healing practices include prayer circles and shawls.

Sometime in my early 30s, I eschewed prayer in favor of meditation. Most prayers in my birth religion felt too exclusive, used language that didn’t quite fit my belief system, called on something too specific, or offered an interpretation of Divinity that I didn’t share.

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Picking and Drying Herbs
by Susun Weed

In your herbal pharmacy you transform fresh and dried plants into herbal medicines. Learning to identify and use the common plants around you is easy and exciting, beneficial and safe. Making your own medicines saves you money if you follow the Wise Woman tradition of using local herbs, free for the taking.

Even one day’s work in field, forest, and kitchen can provide you with many years’ worth of medicines.When you make your own, you know for sure what’s in it, where it came from, when and how it was harvested, and how fresh and potent it is.

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Don’t Do These Things With Your Crystals | Crystals Do’s & Don’ts

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Spirituality & Health: A Ritual for Honoring the Loss of a Human or Animal Companion

Rosemary has long signified deep friendship and lasting memories. This ritual for grief, built around rosemary, creates time and space for grieving and allows others to join and share the healing process.

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Treehugger: West Virginia Startup Turns Coal Mines Into Lavender Farms and Wellness Products
The project provides a sustainable path to rehabilitate mining land.

Former strip mines aren’t the first place you think of when it comes to sustainable agriculture, beekeeping, or the wellness industry. But a project in southwestern West Virginia is looking to change that.

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EarthSky News: Sun-Regulus In Conjunction August 23

If you follow astronomy, you hear the word conjunction a lot. Most of the time, it alerts you to something cool to see in the night sky. It’s usually two objects close together on the sky’s dome. But the word conjunction doesn’t always mean something to see.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Corner Crone: Thorn Mooney’s The Witch’s Path – Review
MARTHA KIRBY CAPO

This review really can be distilled into three words:

GET THIS BOOK!

Three words do not a blog post make, however, so let me tell you a little bit about …

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Dryads of the Ash Tree: Origin of Man

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Inner Journey:

MIND CONTROL

“Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.”
— Ray Knight

“Eventually, meditation will make our mind calm, clear, and as concentrated as a laser which we can focus at will. This capacity of one-pointed attention is the essence of genius. When we have this mastery over attentionin everything we do, we have a genius for life itself: unshakable security, clear judgment, and deep personal relationships.”
— Eknath Easwaran

“The successful man is the average man, focused.”
— Source Unknown

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You’ve done better than you know. You’ve helped more than you realize. And you’re closer than you think.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Homemade Peach Crumb Bars

These homemade peach crumb bars are always a hit. Wait until summer for fresh peaches or use frozen to get that wonderful peach flavor any time of the year

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
August 20, 2021

Waiting
“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.”

-Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)


I love this! Whistle while you work, and hustle while you wait! The world doesn’t stop moving just because we have to wait. We can work on so many things, even on our patience! These are times when we can accelerate our learning and growing by reading books, listening to audio recordings, and meditating. When we are committed to learning and growing, there is never a dull moment to be had!

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

Kindness will take you very far today. It’s not a show of weakness or inferiority to engage in that random act of kindness. Think of it as acting out of generosity of spirit. The bigger your heart today, the more respect and cooperation will come your way. Make sure your kindness is genuine and from a genuine place. Then you’re virtually unassailable

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 7, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 7, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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July Events

July is the seventh month of the year in the Julian calendar. The month of July was previously called Quintilis in Latin as it was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar. The name of the month was changed to July in honor of Julius Caesar during the Julian calendar reform.
timeanddate.com

July 4 Independence Day

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 9 New Moon at 6:16 pm PST/ 7:16 pm MST/ 9:16 pm EST

July 23 Full Blessing Moon at 7:36 pm PST/ 8:36 pm MST/ 10:36 pm EST


Spirit Library:

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Isis: the Goddess Who Poisoned the Sun – Egyptian Mythology Explained

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Spiritual Unite:

ORANGE CAT SYMBOLISM | EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
Almost every animal holds some sort of symbolic meaning for us.

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ThoughtCo: The Magic of Crows and Ravens

Both crows and ravens have appeared in a number of different mythologies throughout the ages. In some cases, these black-feathered birds are considered an omen of bad tidings, but in others, they may represent a message from the Divine. Here are some fascinating crow and raven folklore to ponder.

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Patheos / New Visions

Listening to Sacred Stillness: Rocking and Feeling the Breeze
GREG RICHARDSON

This summer is an excellent opportunity foe us to spend some time rocking and feeling the breeze.

The last year and a half have been full of anxiety and fear for many of us.

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MBG: The Chakra-Balancing Routine That Helps Me Start Every Morning With A Clear Mind

I began experiencing anxiety in my late 20s and can still vividly remember the first time I had a panic attack in public: The accelerated heart rate, sweaty palms, and panicked thoughts alerted me that something was off. Anxiety takes many forms, and it’s been a long journey for me to understand how mine works.

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The Jotunar | Understanding the Giants of Norse Mythology

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Elephant Journal: These 10 Jim Morrison Quotes are like Music for the Soul.

Even on the 50th anniversary of his death (July 3rd, 2021), crowds gathered at Jim Morrison’s tomb in Paris’s Père Lachaise cemetery in the pouring rain to pay homage to him.

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Treehugger: How to Grow Gorgeous Sunflowers: Plant Care Tips

Sunflowers have a way of making gardens brighter and happier. They make beautiful and summery cut flowers for vases and bouquets. Sunflowers are also an excellent source of food for the wildlife in your area.

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EarthSky News: Summer Triangle Star: Altair Spins Fast!

The bright star Altair, aka Alpha Aquilae, shines as the brightest star in the constellation Aquila the Eagle. Mostly known for being one of the three Summer Triangle stars, this star is distinctive in its own right. It’s only 16.8 light-years away from Earth, making it one of our nearest stellar neighbors. Plus, it has two more noteworthy features.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Morrigan Didn’t Call You Up Just To Smack You Down
JOHN BECKETT

I’ve written a lot about the Morrigan over the years – much of it at her direction. And I get questions about the Morrigan, especially from people who are just starting out.

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Pagan Playlist: Wiccan Goddess Chant

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Inner Journey:

REVIEW AND RECOMMIT

“Few people have any next, they live from hand to mouth without a plan, and are always at the end of their line.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Just think: When we are driving, we know where we want to go and we plot out our route. When we plan and prepare a meal, we follow a recipe and monitor the food as it cooks.

How much attention do we give to planning the direction of our lives?

Taking the time to review our quality of life gives us a chance to re-evaluate what we are doing and where we want to go. It lets us fine-tune our direction, to ensure we are on track for what we most want.

Stop and think about your last 6 months. What did you learn? What would you like to do differently? Where do you want to recommit?

“Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.”
— A. A. Milne

“Always have a plan, and believe in it. Nothing happens by accident.”
— Chuck Knox

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Very often when you just can’t decide between two or more options, It’s because the answer that would most give you peace is actually, “None of the above.”

But not always.

Choose me

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Avocado Watermelon Salad

This is a very healthy, yet delightfully different salad. A flavorful addition could be small slices of red onion.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Wisdom
June 7, 2021

Excellence
“When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.”

-Helen Keller (1914)


Excellence is difficult to measure. In the Olympics there is a judging system of points and scores to compare the athlete’s performances. But when it comes to our day to day lives, excellence for each one of us is doing the best that we can do. We know when we’re slacking off. We know when we can do better. We’re the only ones who can make that judgment accurately. And when we do strive for excellence, when we put ourselves out there and really give it our all, we know it, we can feel it.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

A past wrong against you might be set right today. It’s important that you give others a fair chance and don’t automatically discount what they have to say or offer. You don’t need to satisfy everyone but you do need to make the effort to let them have their say and their moment to contribute. Be confident and don’t feel threatened by anything.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 25, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 25, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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February is derived from the Latin word “februs” meaning “to cleanse.” The month was named after the Roman Festival, Februalia, a month long festival of purification and atonement.

February Events

Feb. 2: Imbolc/Candlemas and Groundhog Day

Feb. 5: World Animal Reiki Day

Feb. 7: Super Bowl Sunday

Feb. 11: New Moon at 11:05 am PST/ 12:05 pm MST/ 2:05 pm EST

Feb. 12: Chinese New Year of the Ox

Feb. 14: Valentines Day

Feb. 15: Presidents Day and Lupercalia

Feb. 16 Mardi Gras

Feb. 18: Celtic Tree Month of Ash

Feb. 18: Sun enters Pisces

Feb. 19: National Caregivers Day

Feb. 20: Mercury goes DIRECT

Feb. 27: Full Moon at 12:17 am PST/ 1:17 am MST/ 3:17 am EST


Spirit Library: Overwhelming & Exciting (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Your energy field is opening to a new awareness which is encouraging your energetic system to move and function in a new and different way. Your energy field will open to this new awareness and the resulting movement will cause a clearing and detoxing process with the usual detox symptoms.

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Odin’s Mythical Ravens – Huginn and Muninn (Norse Mythology Explained)

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF NUMBER 19

Number 19 is an extraordinary number. In ancient times, it was known as the ‘Number of Surrender’.

Number 19 is an extraordinary number. In ancient times, it was known as the ‘Number of Surrender’.

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ThoughtCo: Freyja – Goddess of Abundance, Fertility and War

Freyja was the sister of the god Freyr, and was one of the Vanir, the Norse deities of earth and water that lived in Asgard. Venerated by women, heroes and rulers alike, she was the Scandinavian goddess of fertility and abundance. Freyja could be called upon for assistance in childbirth and conception, to aid with marital problems, or to bestow fruitfulness upon the land and sea.

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Patheos / New Visions : Swayed In All Directions

I doze in the hammock, and this book of voices from long ago falls from my lap into the grass. And these ancient voices say to me in my sleep,

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MBG: What To Know About February’s Full Snow Moon & How To Work With It

This month’s full moon is also known as the Snow Moon, and as always, it gives us an opportunity to reflect and release. Here’s what you need to know about the full Snow Moon and how to work with its lunar energy.

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Daily Good: Our Memories of Water

“I began asking friends if they had any memorable experiences with water. I was surprised by the blank looks I got. Like almost everyone else, ordinarily my relationship with water was unremarkable–like our relationship with air and sunshine. If instead, I’d started asking people, “Do you have any really memorable experiences of breathing air?” I’d probably have gotten even stranger looks. I have to laugh, even thinking about it. But we all have deep, buried memories when our earlier contacts with water were still full of wonder and some inexpressible meaning.” In the following piece, Richard Whittaker offers glimpses into his own memories of water, and evokes the personal, as well as the profoundly universal aspects of this elemental force. { read more }

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Pioneer Thinking: Grandma’s Winter Rose Tea

My Grandmother taught me about the sweetness of summer’s roses in the dead of winter. Pass this happy tradition on to those you love!

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Elephant Journal: Finding Mary Oliver: 4 Magical & Inspiring Poems that will Touch your Heart.

Mary Oliver: The Gift In The Woods.
As I walk along a forest path that will eventually take me up to a mountaintop and its breathtaking view, I am stopped by a large rusted metal spiral hanging from a branch covered in lichen.

You really cannot miss it as it spins in the gentle breeze. I had completely ignored it the first time, even the second time, if I remember correctly.

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Treehugger: 5 Animals That See Infrared

The discovery of infrared light can be traced back to Sir Frederick William Herschel, who conducted an experiment in the 1800s measuring the temperature changes between the colors of the electromagnetic spectrum.

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EarthSky News: Full Snow Moon on Feb 26-27, 2021

From around the world these two nights – February 26 and 27, 2021 – the moon will likely appear full to the eye on both nights as it lights up the nighttime from dusk till dawn. In North America, we call the February full moon the Snow Moon or Hunger Moon. As dusk turns into darkness on February 26, you may see a bright star pop out rather close to the moon. That’s Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion.

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Patheos-Pagan: Magical Movement: Isolation & Connectivity

Time to recap the previous week of the Witchual Workout! If you don’t know about it – the Witchual Workout is a daily program designed to get you (and me) up and moving regularly – with a dash of magical inspiration to help build and enhance your daily practice.

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Pagan Playlist: Beautiful Irish Pagan Folk Song – Savage Daughter

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Inner Journey: EMBRACE YOUR LIFE

“If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life, as in hoping for another life, and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.”
— Albert Camus

Have you taken ownership of your life?

When we own our lives, we accept what we’ve inherited and the experiences we hold in our memories. We also lay claim to our right to create new conditions if we’re not happy with what’s come before. We assume responsibility for changing what does not suitus. We acknowledge our own special talents and skills, and truly comprehend our right to enjoy the journey. In short, we embrace the meaning and purpose, the mystery and the beauty of our lives.

“Recognize that life is what you get when you’re born … living is what you do with it.”
— Jim Allen

“It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.”
— Diane Ackerman

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Just put yourself ahead in time, pretend that it’s next month already, and imagine that the past 4 weeks just totally rocked. Every hope you now possess for the coming weeks had manifested. Every challenge was breezed through. Every cool person stayed cool. Every trickster became an ally. There were happy surprises along the way, and you got plenty of sleep.

This is how we roll.

Kung Fu,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Oven-Roasted Tri-Tip with Apricot and Pineapple Salsa

It’s too cold to grill outside, so the oven finished off this tri-tip. Served with a salsa made from dried apricots and canned pineapple tidbits, this main dish will make you think of warmer days to come. We enjoyed it with steamed white rice and broccoli.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


Planet: Jupiter
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli 
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
February 25, 2021

Failure
“If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.”

-Mary Pickford, (in Reader’s Digest, 1979)


Things happen. That’s just the way it is. But at every point in time we have choices to make. We can choose to learn from our mistakes. We can choose to try again. If we were perfect, and never made mistakes, then how could we possibly learn? Our wisdom comes from our own experiences. Like the song says: “pick yourself up, brush yourself off, and start all over again!”

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

It’s important to stick with the plan already in place and be loyal to those who are already committed to you. You’re not so much part of a team as you are the leader of a group of people who will do what you ask of them if you only treat them properly and look after their needs, especially the tiny personal ones.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 13, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 13, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

January is named for the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways. Janus is depecited with two faces, one looking into the past, the other into the future.

January Events

Jan. 1 Happy New Year! Welcome 2021

Jan. 1 Ellis Island Day

Jan. 3 J.R.R. Tolkien Day

Jan. 5 Twelfth Night

Jan. 12/13 New Moon 9:00 pm PST/ 10:00 pm MST/ 12:00 am EST

Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 19 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan. 20 Inauguration Day USA

Jan. 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan. 27 Holocaust Memorial Day

Jan. 28 Full “Wolf” Moon 11:16 am PST/ 12:16 pm MST/ 2:16 pm .m. EST

Jan. 30 Mercury Retrograde until Feb. 20


Spirit Library: Energised from Above and Below (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Now is a time where we must harness the energy of our soul, our heart, our mind and our spirit to bring forth the structures need for a new reality.

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Spiritual Unite: CELTIC TREE OF LIFE MEANING – NATURE AND LINKING REALMS

While the Celtic Tree of Life symbol has been made extremely popular by its more modern use in art and décor, its importance as a symbol stretches all the way back to the Ancient Celts.

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ThoughtCo: Creation of the World in Norse Mythology

In Norse mythology, there are 9 worlds that are divided among three levels all held together by the world tree, Ygdrasil. But the nine worlds and Ygdrasil were not there in the beginning.

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The Swan Spirit Guide – Ask the Spirit Guides Oracle – Totem Animal, Power Animal – Magical Crafting

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MBG: How An Astrologer Connects Her Wellness Practices To The Cosmos

In this excerpt from her new book Cosmic Health, astrologer Jennifer Racioppi shares her five pillars for living in sync with nature and the cosmos. Beyond reading your horoscope daily, Racioppi says these practices can help you glean more strength, connection, and purpose from the natural world that surrounds you.

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Today’s DIY: Polish Me Body Scrub

Here is a super simple body scrub recipe that you can make right now at home because you probably have the ingredients in your kitchen.

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Elephant Journal: 5 Powerful Hug Substitutes if you’re Flying Solo & Craving Touch Right Now.

“Happy new year, Momma,” I said.
I could feel the knot welling up in my throat. “I love you. I’m sending you the biggest virtual hug right now.”

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Treehugger: Why Does My Cat Sleep on Me?

Sometimes cats prefer to nap in a private perch or choose the safety of a hidden nook, but sooner or later, most cats end up sleeping on their owner’s lap, chest, or even head.

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EarthSky News: Tonight is New Year’s Eve in the Julian calendar

Today’s date – January 13, 2021 – may be just another Monday in the Gregorian calendar, but it’s the last day of the year by the Julian calendar, which was first introduced to the world by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C. It’s the Julian New Year, sometimes called the Old New Year or the Orthodox New Year.

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Patheos-Pagan: Ways to Ground, Center and Shield

If your world at the moment feels off the rails, either the world at large, or your personal sphere, it is usually a clear reminder to ground, center and shield.

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Children of Éire

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Inner Journey: COMMUNICATING WITHOUT WORDS

“The gesture is the thing truly expressive of the individual – as we think so will we act.”
— Martha Graham

Every movement and non-movement we make is a form of communication.

How do you communicate fear, withdrawal, avoidance, shutting down, disagreeing, and an uncaring attitude?

If you aren’t sure, others can probably tell you. Begin to pay attention to what your eyes and arms and facial expressions communicate. Our body language speaks louder than our words.

“An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self-being; if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.”
— Karl Jaspers

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

For the record, here’s what really matters, every single day:

That you know how much you’re loved.

Mean it,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cast Iron Pizza

The best thing about cooking is practice makes perfect, and I wanted to create perfection with homemade pizza. Here, I will share with you my pizza dough I make at home.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air


Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Wisdom
January 13, 2021

Speech
“Let us say what we feel, and feel what we say; let speech harmonize with life.”

-Seneca the Younger (5? B.C. – C.E. 65)


One way that we can be true to ourselves is with our speech. Are we saying what we mean? Are we meaning what we say? When we are in harmony with our words and our actions, we are in harmony with life. It takes too much time and energy to say things just because we are “supposed to.” It has to feel right, it has to resonate within us, for it to be real.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

Wake up with a bright, buoyant spirit that will prevent any snag or difficulty from getting you down. You should acknowledge no setbacks or let any problem get in your way. If something comes up that needs more attention, you’ll deal with it without thinking twice. You can deal with any delay and make a quick if not instantaneous recovery.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. AND Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 9, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 9, 2020

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite
All are on their rounds to-night,-
In the wan moon’s silver ray
Thrives their helter-skelter play.
-Joel Benton (1832-1911)

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 1 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 3 Election Day (USA)

Nov 8 Moon 3rd Qtr 7:56am PST/ 6:46 am MST/ 8:46 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 14/15 New Moon at 9:07 pm PST/ 10:07 pm MST/ 12:07 am EST

Nov 14 Hindu Festival of Diwali

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 30 Full Moon 1:29 am PST/ 2:29 am MST/ 4:29 am EST

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Spirit Library: Surpass Limitations (a message from Kate Spreckley)

2020 is unquestionably a year of change, transformation and deep inner growth. There are important and significant changes occurring for everyone, which, although it may not feel like it, are for the best. The energy of this year is illuminating the shadow and urging us to surpass the limitations of suffering and fear.

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THINGS SIMON’S CAT IS THANKFUL FOR (Thanksgiving Collection)

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Spiritual Unite: SPIRITUAL MEANING OF THE COLOR BLUE

Whether we are aware of it or not, the color blue affects us on a spiritual level, so it wise to know its meaning.

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ThoughtCo: Being Grateful: What the Buddha Taught About Gratitude

Often we’re told to remember to be grateful for blessings or good fortune. But Buddhism teaches us to be grateful, period. Gratitude is to be cultivated as a habit or attitude of mind not dependent on conditions.In the quote below,

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The Witch of Wanderlust: Protection Magick

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MBG: Ugh, Astrologers Say This Week We’re In For — Surprise, Surprise — Conflict

Combative Mars challenges peacekeeping Venus to a street fight this Monday, November 9, as the two lock into a rare (as in every other year) opposition.

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Fenrir The Lord of Wolves – Norse Mythology

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Elephant Journal: Unleash your Inner Weirdo.

I’m at my cottage, having a glass of wine with my girlfriend, and we’re watching home videos from my childhood on a harddrive.
In one, I’m maybe about six years old, my hair is wild, and I’m dancing around our old bungalow living room just in my underpants. I’ve got zero rhythm, but I’m moving my body in almost an interpretive dance way.

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Treehugger: 11 Smallest Animals of Their Kind
From mini monkeys and diminutive deer to itty-bitty bats, these are some of the animal kingdom’s most minuscule members.

The world is filled with big things and the world is filled with little things. And while the big things boast magnitude and majesty, the little things

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EarthSky News: Watch for Mercury, below Venus, during the week of November 10

For northerly latitudes, this upcoming week presents a golden opportunity to spot elusive Mercury in the morning sky. Here’s how to find Mercury from around the world. On November 10 and 11, 2020, look for the waning crescent moon and the dazzling planet Venus.

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Patheos-Pagan: Druid in the City: When You Just Can’t …

Time is wibbly-wobbly. It stretches and compresses in the oddest ways. And still, one day looks much like another – sitting in my “office” at home, staring out the window with no one to talk to but my partner. Too much zoom and not enough people.

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Pagan Playlist: Savage Daughter – Sarah Hester Ross |14 Minutes

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Inner Journey: BE AWARE OF YOUR THINKING

“There is a thought in your mind right now. The longer you hold on to it, the more you dwell upon it, the more life you give to that thought. Give it enough life, and it will become real. So make sure the thought is indeed a great one.”
— Ralph Marston

Most of our self-talk comes unconsciously from our subconscious. Yet every thought that exists in our subconscious got there through a conscious decision to accept that thought.

We need to become conscious of our self-talk so we can at will choose to replace negative beliefs with positive ones. We have the power to choose an identity we love, but we need to do the work. The process of changing our subconscious beliefs requires awareness, diligence, consistency and repetition.

“Man is made or unmade by himself. In the armory of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself. He also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace.”
— James Allen

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

I ask you as humbly as I can, to consider taking the path less traveled, going within, and getting quiet. Being yourself, shining your light, and serving others.

No! Not what you’re thinking!! I ask these things not that they might be an alternative to living your bliss, manifesting like crazy, and living a prosperous life… but as a means to attaining them.

I got you, babe

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Easy Brussels Sprouts Salad

This Brussels sprouts salad recipe will convince anyone that they are supper yummy.

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise

Element: Water


Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Star Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Power Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs& Plants: Night Blooming Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth


Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

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Daily Wisdom
November 9, 2020

Moderation
“Moderation multiplies pleasures.”

-Democritus (460-370 B.C.)


When we don’t have to worry about the extremes, we can enjoy the ride so much more. We can have a clear view from both sides, we can breathe freely, we can coast every once in awhile on the smooth surface. We appreciate all the little things along the way that make the journey so pleasurable

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

Let intuition be your guide today and you won’t go too far wrong. If something doesn’t need to be done or delivered instantly, take your time and let events, situations, and people claim the time and attention they seem to want. Things want to sort themselves out for you, in the best ways. Don’t introduce complications. Be decisive when necessary but otherwise step up, too, and be pleasantly surprised

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/